Sidney Truelove Professor of Gastroenterology
Paul Klenerman trained in medicine at Cambridge and Oxford and specialised in infectious diseases. He did PhD studies on HIV at Oxford and postdoctoral work in Zurich on LCMV. His lab in Oxford has pursued studies on the immune responses to persistent viruses, especially hepatitis C virus and CMV. This has focused on T cell responses and development of T cell vaccines and on immune responses in the liver, including studies of immunological memory (memory inflation) and innate like T cells such as MAIT cells. His work has been funded largely through the Wellcome Trust fellowship scheme. He also receives funding through the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Oxford where he co-leads the Mucosal Immunology theme. He currently holds a chair in the Translational Gastroenterology Unit at Oxford and at the Peter Medawar Building for Pathogen Research.